TangleCrafts's Blog (23)

A new faux postage trick

Over the last few months I've blogged about various faux postage trial runs (mostly re. perforations & paper types).  My latest post gives details of a clever new trick shared by Demon Kitty Designs, to achieve the most realistic perforations for your faux postage…


Added by TangleCrafts on November 16, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Handwoven Postcards go Crafty!

I had lots of great comments in response to my 'airmail letter' style handwoven postcards recently (see earlier blog posts).  If you want to learn how to weave your own, please check out the latest issue of the UK's Crafty magazine where you will find a handwoven postcard tutorial by my very own self!  Find out more about…


Added by TangleCrafts on November 8, 2013 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Handwoven Postcard update

The handwoven postcard seen in my previous blog post has arrived home!  Click here for the new pics & update...  I also re-discovered an old post about handwoven faux postage on a DIY matchbox loom - fun!…


Added by TangleCrafts on September 17, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Handwoven Postcard Project

This is (my) Handwoven Postcard #2 - I'm currently waiting to see how it survives its journey through the Royal Mail, after HP#1 survived remarkably unscathed.  

I launched the little-participated Handwoven Postcard Project back in 2009, and have recently decided it's time to…


Added by TangleCrafts on September 14, 2013 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Lovebird badges for cancer charity

I've been making zines & upcycled badges from used, bird-themed postage stamps this year, after my dad was diagnosed and passed away from bowel cancer.  Proceeds from items sold are going to a bowel cancer awareness charity.  This is a new batch of badges I have made from a sheet of used stamps which my dad…


Added by TangleCrafts on September 7, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Friends & Faux: new faux postage mail art project

I first hosted Friends & Faux back in 2010 and it was an awesomely fun project to co-ordinate. The project postcards feature ‘gallery’ spaces for 8 artistamps/faux postage stamps which are filled up as they are passed from one mail artist to the next before the completed card finally returns home.  I decided it was time for this project to live again!  For full details of…


Added by TangleCrafts on September 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Zine Month discounts!

Use coupon code ZINEMONTH in the TangleStore for a 15% discount on all orders until July 31st.

Use coupon code ZINEMONTH at ETPrintworks for a discount of £1 when you place an order of £5 or more, also until July…


Added by TangleCrafts on July 4, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Project Dissimulation - the first creations

As April is bowel cancer awareness month, I was keen to get the first issue of the Project Dissimulation zine completed in time for April – so keen that I managed to be finished early!  So far I have completed Volume I of the zine, a matching Project Dissimulation badge (I will create a new badge design for each issue, so they can be collected!), and bird badges made from upcycled postage stamps for anyone who would like a completely individual…


Added by TangleCrafts on March 29, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Postcard Recycling Kit

One of my oldest zine ideas (first featured in a now obsolete zine about postcards called PostScript) has been recycled into a new looseleaf zine: The Postcard Recycling Kit. Includes crafty postcard projects as well as postcard labels to upcycle any artwork, waste cardstock, or any other item you choose! More pics & further info…


Added by TangleCrafts on March 13, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

New mail art project: Project DISSIMULATION 2013

Launched February 2013, this project is a call for used postage stamps and/or faux postage/artistamps featuring images of birds. I'll be collating submissions into a zine (or series of zines) and possibly other craft items, then selling all items in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. My dad has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer and as I do not live very close to home, this is the best way I could…


Added by TangleCrafts on February 24, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Last-minute Christmas cards (Fast-As-You-Can!)

Just (admittedly belatedly) added a new Christmas Card design to my E.T.Printworks range.  It commemorate the Festive FAYC postage stamp design which has adorned most of my outgoing mail for the last few weeks. The card…


Added by TangleCrafts on December 15, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fairy Tale Mail Art - blog giveaway!

I've recently been making lots of updates to my Enchanted Times blog, and the mail art side of that has evolved into the Fast-As-You-Can…


Added by TangleCrafts on November 20, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

First entry to The Achievement Badge Project!

I pre-launched The Achievement Badge Project for members of the TangleClub, at the end of July.  Here is the first entry received, courtesy of Kateri Wilson-Whalley, whose achievement was 'Winging it' at a recent training session for working with young people. 




Added by TangleCrafts on August 25, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

The Achievement Badge Project

I've just launched this new project - please take a look here for the full details!



Added by TangleCrafts on August 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


I've been neglecting this site (sorry!) but am going to try harder to keep up to date.  Photos need updating, too... :S


The Friends & Faux project is now closed, and updates/results so far can be tracked on my blog: http://tanglecrafts.wordpress.com/mailart/friends-faux/postcard-log/


The Going Postal project ended almost exactly a year ago, and a zine is available showcasing…


Added by TangleCrafts on July 25, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Friends & Faux - the first wanderers return

Please check out 'My Photos' for the newly uploaded photos of the first two Friends & Faux postcards to safely return home! Curious that they should both arrive on the same day, but I am very impressed that they have both made it home so quickly. FF#1 departed on April 19th (despite date stamp) and FF#8 on April 16th, so they have made the round trip in less than 3 months! FF#1 travelled from UK to Australia to UK to USA to Argentina back to UK. FF#8 is more of a mystery, and the only…


Added by TangleCrafts on July 31, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Going Postal - the final stretch

Wow, is it really so long since I last posted? The Going Postal project is now up to Volume 10 & counting - but I have set a deadline of August 31st, so if you would like to participate, cut & paste this link for the full details: http://tanglecrafts.wordpress.com/mailart/going-postal/. And check my photos - I'm about to add a couple of updates there, too. :)

Added by TangleCrafts on July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Going Postal - volume 2 is here!

I have just finished putting together Volume 2 of my Going Postal ATC/mini-zine project. I love the diversity of ideas - Vol. 2 has a very different feel to Vol.1 - which is what prompted me to begin the project in the first place.

If you want to join the project & receive a free mini-zine including your contribution, you can find the full details here: http://tanglecrafts.wordpress.com/mailart/going-postal/

Added by TangleCrafts on April 26, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Friends & Faux Project - progress log

I have just added a page to my blog, where I will be logging the progress of all postcards mailed for the Friends & Faux project. Here's the link: http://tanglecrafts.wordpress.com/mailart/friends-faux/postcard-log/

If you would like to participate, just drop me a PM with your postal address, and I will mail a postcard out to you.

Added by TangleCrafts on April 24, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

Mail art or mail craft?

I have been giving this some thought, and I think that mail art might actually be a genre within which the boundaries between art and craft are so blurred that they actually cease to matter/exist at all (stamp-carving - indisputably a craft - is, after all, one of the mainstays of the mail art movement). For example, a piece of cross stitch that has been stamped, addressed and mailed holds just as much weight, in the mail art world, as an oil-painted envelope. This thought makes me happy,…


Added by TangleCrafts on April 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment



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